A Cut Above The Rest

Cos­metic pro­ce­dures aren’t just the pre­serve of women. Find out what the guys are up to be­hind the closed doors of skin clin­ics.

Health & Nutrition - - CONTENTS - AISH­WARYA P. VAIDYA

The most popular cos­metic pro­ce­dures for men

IN this mod­ern world, look­ing good is es­sen­tial not only for women but for men too. While the of a good diet and reg­u­lar ex­er­cise can­not be un­der­stated for a well main­tained look, “cos­metic pro­ce­dures can help cor­rect what na­ture and nur­ture can’t achieve. What men typ­i­cally want is a rested, re­laxed, and com­fort­able look,” ex­plains Dr. Mo­han Thomas, M.D. (USA), FACS (USA) at­tached to The Cos­metic Surgery & Skin In­sti­tute, Ban­dra, Mumbai. Here he lists the most popular aes­thetic treat­ments sought by men:

Body con­tour­ing pro­ce­dures like rhino­plasty, gy­neco­mas­tia (male breast re­duc­tion), li­po­suc­tion and tummy tuck. Im­prov­ing skin tone and tex­ture and re­duc­ing scars us­ing stem cells de­rived from adi­pose tis­sue. Hair trans­plant. A non sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure called Platelet-Rich Plasma ther­apy (PRP) has helped men grow hair with­out opt­ing for surgery. A ‘Lunchtime’ peel for a glow that’ll last a few days. For acne prone skin, sal­i­cylic acid peels. Once-a-month fa­cial with cus­tom­ized chem­i­cal peels, and/or laser treat­ment for a ra­di­ant look. Mi­cro der­mabra­sion to re­ju­ve­nate the com­plex­ion, help top­i­cal prod­ucts pen­e­trate more deeply, re­move lines, and give skin a more youth­ful glow. Bo­tox to erase frown lines, crow’s feet, cre­ate arched eye­brows or lift droop­ing mouth. Lip en­hance­ment is also gain­ing ground as thin lips are seen as be­ing sin­is­ter or unattrac­tive. Laser pro­ce­dure for per­ma­nent hair re­moval on the chest or for cre­at­ing a de­signer beard. Fa­cial im­plants (cheek and chin), dim­ple cre­ation, hyaluronic acid to in­crease vol­ume lost due to ag­ing.

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